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An Interstellar Object’s Masquerade

    An Interstellar Object’s Masquerade By Judith E Braffman-Miller Some of the smaller inhabitants of our own Solar System are naughty little objects that teasingly refuse to be designated as one thing or another. But, what is true for our Sun and its family is apparently also true for the children of other stars, and a recent invader from…

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Interstellar Dust From Our Solar System’s Birth

    Interstellar Dust From Our Solar System’s Birth By Judith E Braffman-Miller Our Sun formed from the jumbled leftovers of the nuclear-fusing furnaces of earlier generations of stars–and like other stars, it was born within a dense, frigid blob cradled within one of the giant, dark, interstellar molecular clouds that float through our Milky Way Galaxy in huge numbers….

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A Strange Wanderer From The Space Between Stars

A Strange Wanderer From The Space Between Stars By Judith E Braffman-Miller Interstellar comets and asteroids are alien wanderers that sometimes enter our Solar System after they have been ejected from the families of distant stars beyond our Sun. These orphaned objects are not bound to a parent-star, and they travel through the wilderness of the space between stars, lost…

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